A recent study by investigators from Hong Kong showed that poor sleep quality and longer sleep onset latency is associated with an increased risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) recurrence. Depression is also shown to be associated with subsequent incidence of PUD.
Advancements in genomics has paved the way for better classifications of colorectal cancers (CRC) and the use of precision therapy.
The incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection among patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who are receiving treatment with tofacitinib is low and particularly so when compared with C. difficile infection incidence in patients receiving other UC therapies, according to a poster presented at AIBD 2018.
Patients with obesity have an elevated risk of intra- and postoperative complications following surgical treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a presentation at the recent Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease meeting (AIBD 2018).